Dream Theater’s former drummer Mike Portnoy recently posted the trailer video of the first public performance that he’s going to play in which will take place in just a few months and expressed his excitement about the fact thatthe world looks to be getting closer to reopening.’

Mike Portnoy is mostly known for his successful career as the drummer Dream Theatre. However, he’s also actively participating in numerous side projects, bands such as the Neal Morse Band, and supergroups such as Transatlantic, Metal Allegiance, The Winery Dogs, Liquid Tension Experiment, and Sons of Apollo.

As you may recall, in September 2020, Mike Portnoy performed in MorseFest, which was not canceled due to COVID-19 but was instead transformed into a virtual concert. In his recent post, he said that as the world seems to be closer to re-opening, they have decided to announce that they’ve planned a very exciting festival which will take place in October 2021.

In ‘MorseFest 2021: Renewal,’ Portnoy will perform with the Neal Morse Band in two different shows which will include ‘live premieres of songs from the new NMB album’ and other surprises. In the caption of his post, Portnoy informed his fans that there will be 50 VIP and 150 double-show in-person tickets, and as for the fans who can’t physically attend the festival, there will be ‘virtual double-show and VIP tickets to view online.’

Here’s what Mike Portnoy said in the caption of his recent Instagram post:

“Over the past year since Covid has shut down the world, I’ve only played one public performance and it was last year’s virtual MorseFest. As the world looks to be getting closer to re-opening, we are excited to announce Morsefest 2021!

On the weekend of Oct 8th and 9th, NMB will be performing two different shows, including the live premieres of songs from the new NMB album and lots of other surprises! There will be 50 VIP and 150 double-show in-person tickets, as well as Virtual double-show and VIP tickets to view online! Tickets will go on sale on Mar 26th at 9:00 AM Central. Full details on the official webpage of Radiant Records.”

Click here to check out the teaser that Mike Portnoy posted on his Instagram account, here to find out more about Morsefest 2021: Renewal, and you can watch the event’s trailer below.